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JOURNAL OF THE DISCOVERY OF THE SOURCE OF THE NILE.
Speke, John Hanning.

JOURNAL OF THE DISCOVERY OF THE SOURCE OF THE NILE.

William Blackwood and Sons 1864.
2nd Ed. Thick 8vo. xxxi + 658pp. [lacking pp.609-10 (with ill.)] 2 engraved ports., 23 plates [only of 24], [lacking 2 folding maps]. Some browning, several gatherings protruding to fore-edge, marbled e.ps., contemporary calf, gilt and blind edging with armorial device in gilt to boards, some scratching and wear. The importance of Speke's discoveries can hardly be overestimated. In discovering the source reservoir of the Nile he succeeded in solving the 'problem of all ages.'
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